(This is the first of several forthcoming posts to help get you pumped up about the year ahead. It’s also the first real content in almost two years!)
Every year, around this time in late January, I start to get fidgety. It’s usually around this time that we Portlanders get fooled by a little warm spell. The buds on some of the early blooming trees start to swell, and the crocuses get confused and start to poke up through the soil. I call it the spring tease, and it’s when we garden nerds start obsessively pouring over our seed collections and catalogs, counting down the days until planting can begin.
In the meantime, it’s nice to remember that winter is a great time for observation, planning, and preparing. In that vein, here are some things to do to keep you sane until things warm up a bit… Read the rest of this entry »